Do You Read Mostly Fiction Or Nonfiction Books?
What Categories and why?
I always read Nonfiction books because to me life is more fascinating.
True Crime..Since my Psychology classes I became interested in the minds of deviates. Our family went a long time without any occurrence, then after we experienced abductions, suicides and murders..I became even more interested in the minds of those who have no remorse.
How To: I like anything that teaches me how to do something because I like knowledge.
History: Anything that reveals the past to show me why we are as we are today.
Theology: Anything that gives the ideas of who people feel God is.
Science: To know truths about life.
I try to rotate. I read a fiction then a non-fiction. This way I can try to balance entertainment and still learn things.
1. Technical/Howto/Science- My work involves in these three so i have to.
2. Politics- I hate politicians but i like reading about politics.
3. Theology- Being skeptical i read a lot about theism/myths/rituals etc etc.
4. social psychology- I like studying people and to digg more in social life i have gone through works of Daniel dannet, Carol Travis.
5. Biography- It is always interesting to know about successful people and how they achieved something.
Let me take pause here or else i'll go on and on..
Nonfiction. I read the testaments of our lord: Old Testament, New Testament and The Book of Mormon. I read about fishing, hunting, mountain climbing, history, travel and current events.
The last "non-fiction" book I read was Crossing Over with John Edward. (It's his autobiography, I'm not inviting a debate about the show itself)
The very last fiction book I read for the first time was Richard Belzer's I'm Not A Cop.
I've been rereading all of my Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark-Hunter novels and I recently finished her sci-fi/romance novel Born of Fire.
I just wanted to add that the next book I'm tracking down is The Lovely Bones, before I see the movie.
I read a lot of non-fiction ...ans write alot of non-fiction also.
I am non-fiction reader. Mostly biographies and history. Reading of the past fascinates me. Plus, I feel like I'm learning something when I read these types of books. A person can never know too much
In the past, mostly fiction. These days, mostly non-fiction, because it's easier to pick up and put down. I like to get absorbed in fiction, but it can be kind of hard to do with a three year old! Nonfiction topics are all over the place - lots of politics, gardening, science, history, environment/nature, sustainability, nutrition, and food policy, but really, anything that looks interesting.
I read both regularly.
Lately I have been reading fiction books written 100 or more years ago, because I like the views they give on society and culture. I am constantly amazed at what hasn't changed.
How Tos, in the areas of wood working, home decorating, counter tops, crafts, knitting, spinning, tanning and child training. I also enjoy reading cookbooks.
Scientific and mathematical booklets are something else I peruse.
Nonfiction, or historical fiction, or fiction in historical settings, or children's books.
I used to read a lot of fiction - girly novels that were great for the beach!
Now, because of a bad breakup, I'm only reading non-fiction (mainly self help books) about healing your broken heart and learning to live happily as a single. In fact, that is the main focus of the hubs I have currently written which are reviews on those books.
I read both non-fiction and fiction although not as often as i would have liked nowadays...
For fiction, i love political thrillers, spy, mystery, international intrigues and though new is the scifi genre like those of gemmel, eddings and gaiman and the likes...
For non-fiction, history, DIY and self-improvement..
I have learned a lot from both fiction and non-fiction books
I love nonfiction because I love to learn facts. Fiction bores me unless its on a movie screen.
I agree about the nonfiction Fluff. I love history and when I learn the real story and the details behind it, I am fascinated! Maybe that's why Paul Harvey's rest of the story was so popular!
Non-fiction: Psychology, Serial Killers, Foster Care, etc. I love true stories and getting a glance into someone else's life.
I also love reading books about Wicca, Paganism, and Witchcraft.
For fiction, I haven't read a fiction book since... I don't know when, but I used to love vampire books.
I think the only book I have read since getting out of college has been a book on antiques...I was trying to learn more about some of the old stuff I have.
I just finished a book called A Time of Angels. It was supposed to be for kids, but it was so good. It was about World War I and the flu pandemic of 1918. It was a brilliant read and very realistic. It was based on all true events, and then the characters were composites of actual people who survived.
Too many fiction writers are formulaistic. There are very few that can actually take you from your chair to right inside the story. The woman who wrote the Harry Potter stories was very adept at doing just that!
Mostly fiction. This may seem strange, but it seems often to be more "real" (and at least less boring) than nonfiction:
1. Fantasy. Robert Jordan's series, The Wheel of Time, is my all time favorite. I find parts of myself in all three of the central male characters.
2. Crime. James Patterson, for instance. It's always the psychological traits of the characters that intrigue me, and Patterson is good with those.
3. Historical. I'll read this in nonfiction as well. Rise and Fall of the Third Reich had a powerful impact in my life.
4. Western. Growing up in Montana, being "ranch raised and rodeo bred", this one's a natural.
There are others, but this post is long enough already.
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